Girl rescued in Japan after escaping from 2-year confinement

Japanese police have caught a 23-year-old man wanted for allegedly abducting a teenage girl

In this Sunday, March 27, 2016 photo, a police car carrying a girl who had been abducted, leaves the police headquarters in Niiza, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo. Japanese police captured the 23-year-old man in an abduction case after a teenage girl escaped and ran for freedom a day earlier after being held captive in his apartment for nearly two years. Police said Monday the girl, 15, escaped from suspect Terauchi’s apartment Sunday while he was out shopping and called from a pay phone. She disappeared two years ago from her hometown in Saitama, near Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Sunday, March 27, 2016 photo, a police car carrying a girl who had been abducted, leaves the police headquarters in Niiza, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo. Japanese police captured the 23-year-old man in an abduction case after a teenage girl escaped and ran for freedom a day earlier after being held captive in his apartment for nearly two years. Police said Monday the girl, 15, escaped from suspect Terauchi’s apartment Sunday while he was out shopping and called from a pay phone. She disappeared two years ago from her hometown in Saitama, near Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese police have caught a 23-year-old man wanted for allegedly abducting a teenage girl who escaped a day earlier after being held captive in his apartment for two years.

Police said Monday that the girl, now aged 15, escaped from suspect Kabu Terauchi’s apartment in downtown Tokyo on Sunday while he was out shopping and called home from a pay phone. She disappeared two years ago from her hometown in Saitama, near Tokyo.

Saitama police say investigators captured Terauchi Monday near a forest west of Tokyo. He was bleeding from the neck from a minor self-inflicted injury. Police plan to formally arrest him with kidnapping.

Terauchi graduated from university this month and even had a job offer while allegedly keeping the girl locked in his apartment.

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